Biodiversity & Conservation

Arthropods, joint-legged animals, e.g. insects, crustaceans & spiders (Arthropoda)

Spiders, pseudoscorpions, and mites (Arachnida)

Pseudoscorpiones

A pseudoscorpion
Neobisium maritimum

Neobisium maritimum

Sea spiders (Pycnogonida)

Pantopoda

A sea spider
Achelia echinata

Achelia echinata

A sea spider
Endeis spinosa

Endeis spinosa

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile

Nymphon gracile

A sea spider
Pycnogonum litorale

Pycnogonum litorale

Barnacles, copepods and fish lice (Maxillopoda)

Kentrogonida

Crab hacker barnacle
Sacculina carcini

Sacculina carcini

Sessilia

Wart Barnacle
Verruca stroemia

Verruca stroemia

An acorn barnacle
Balanus crenatus

Balanus crenatus

An acorn barnacle
Balanus perforatus

Balanus perforatus

Montagu's stellate barnacle
Chthamalus montagui

Chthamalus montagui

Poli's stellate barnacle
Chthamalus stellatus

Chthamalus stellatus

An acorn barnacle
Elminius modestus

Elminius modestus

An acorn barnacle
Megatrema anglicum

Megatrema anglicum

An acorn barnacle
Semibalanus balanoides

Semibalanus balanoides

An acorn barnacle
Balanus balanus

Balanus balanus

A barnacle
Solidobalanus fallax

Solidobalanus fallax

Pedunculata

A goose barnacle
Pollicipes pollicipes

Pollicipes pollicipes

Buoy barnacle
Dosima fascicularis

Dosima fascicularis

Common goose barnacle
Lepas anatifera

Lepas anatifera

A stalked barnacle
Scalpellum scalpellum

Scalpellum scalpellum

Crabs, lobsters, sand hoppers and sea slaters (Malacostraca)

Stomatopoda

A mantis shrimp
Rissoides desmaresti

Rissoides desmaresti

Mysida

An opossum shrimp
Neomysis integer

Neomysis integer

Isopoda

Speckled sea louse
Eurydice pulchra

Eurydice pulchra

An isopod
Idotea balthica

Idotea balthica

An isopod
Idotea emarginata

Idotea emarginata

An isopod
Idotea granulosa

Idotea granulosa

An isopod
Idotea pelagica

Idotea pelagica

A sea slater
Synisoma lancifer

Synisoma lancifer

A sea slater
Lekanesphaera rugicauda

Lekanesphaera rugicauda

Common sea slater
Ligia oceanica

Ligia oceanica

A sea slater
Sphaeroma serratum

Sphaeroma serratum

Amphipoda

An amphipod
Ampelisca brevicornis

Ampelisca brevicornis

Sea piglet
Arrhis phyllonyx

Arrhis phyllonyx

A sand hopper
Bathyporeia elegans

Bathyporeia elegans

A sand digger shrimp
Bathyporeia pelagica

Bathyporeia pelagica

Japanese skeleton shrimp
Caprella mutica

Caprella mutica

A mud shrimp
Corophium lacustre

Corophium lacustre

A mud shrimp
Corophium volutator

Corophium volutator

A sand shrimp
Gammarus chevreuxi

Gammarus chevreuxi

Lagoon sand shrimp
Gammarus insensibilis

Gammarus insensibilis

A gammarid shrimp
Gammarus salinus

Gammarus salinus

An amphipod shrimp
Gitanopsis bispinosa

Gitanopsis bispinosa

An amphipod
Apohyale prevostii

Apohyale prevostii

An amphipod
Jassa falcata

Jassa falcata

An amphipod
Pectenogammarus planicrurus

Pectenogammarus planicrurus

A sand hopper
Talitrus saltator

Talitrus saltator

An amphipod
Hyperia galba

Hyperia galba

An amphipod
Leucothoe spinicarpa

Leucothoe spinicarpa

An amphipod
Allomelita pellucida

Allomelita pellucida

An amphipod
Amphitholina cuniculus

Amphitholina cuniculus

Decapoda

Cranch's spider crab
Achaeus cranchii

Achaeus cranchii

Pistol shrimp
Alpheus glaber

Alpheus glaber

A hermit crab
Anapagurus hyndmanni

Anapagurus hyndmanni

Circular crab
Atelecyclus rotundatus

Atelecyclus rotundatus

Hooded shrimp
Athanas nitescens

Athanas nitescens

A crab
Bathynectes longipes

Bathynectes longipes

A burrowing mud shrimp
Callianassa subterranea

Callianassa subterranea

Edible crab
Cancer pagurus

Cancer pagurus

Common shore crab
Carcinus maenas

Carcinus maenas

A hermit crab
Cestopagurus timidus

Cestopagurus timidus

A hermit crab
Clibanarius erythropus

Clibanarius erythropus

Masked crab
Corystes cassivelaunus

Corystes cassivelaunus

A shrimp
Crangon allmanni

Crangon allmanni

Brown shrimp
Crangon crangon

Crangon crangon

A hermit crab
Diogenes pugilator

Diogenes pugilator

Sponge crab
Dromia personata

Dromia personata

A nut crab
Ebalia granulosa

Ebalia granulosa

Bryer's nut crab
Ebalia tumefacta

Ebalia tumefacta

Chinese mitten crab
Eriocheir sinensis

Eriocheir sinensis

A squat lobster
Galathea squamifera

Galathea squamifera

Angular crab
Goneplax rhomboides

Goneplax rhomboides

Chameleon prawn
Hippolyte varians

Hippolyte varians

Common lobster
Homarus gammarus

Homarus gammarus

Great spider crab
Hyas araneus

Hyas araneus

Toad crab
Hyas coarctatus

Hyas coarctatus

Scorpion spider crab
Inachus dorsettensis

Inachus dorsettensis

Leach's spider crab
Inachus phalangium

Inachus phalangium

Arch-fronted swimming crab
Liocarcinus arcuatus

Liocarcinus arcuatus

Wrinkled swimming crab
Liocarcinus corrugatus

Liocarcinus corrugatus

Harbour crab
Liocarcinus depurator

Liocarcinus depurator

Flying crab
Liocarcinus holsatus

Liocarcinus holsatus

Marbled swimming crab
Liocarcinus marmoreus

Liocarcinus marmoreus

Northern stone crab
Lithodes maja

Lithodes maja

Spider crab
Macropodia deflexa

Macropodia deflexa

Slender spider crab
Macropodia tenuirostris

Macropodia tenuirostris

Rugose squat lobster
Munida rugosa

Munida rugosa

Velvet swimming crab
Necora puber

Necora puber

Norway lobster
Nephrops norvegicus

Nephrops norvegicus

A marbled rock crab
Pachygrapsus marmoratus

Pachygrapsus marmoratus

Hermit crab
Pagurus bernhardus

Pagurus bernhardus

Hairy hermit crab
Pagurus cuanensis

Pagurus cuanensis

Hermit crab
Pagurus prideaux

Pagurus prideaux

A prawn
Palaemon elegans

Palaemon elegans

Common prawn
Palaemon serratus

Palaemon serratus

Pink shrimp
Pandalus montagui

Pandalus montagui

Bristly crab
Pilumnus hirtellus

Pilumnus hirtellus

Long clawed porcelain crab
Pisidia longicornis

Pisidia longicornis

Broad-clawed porcelain crab
Porcellana platycheles

Porcellana platycheles

Thumbnail crab
Thia scutellata

Thia scutellata

Montagu's crab
Xantho hydrophilus

Xantho hydrophilus

Risso's crab
Xantho pilipes

Xantho pilipes

Common spider crab
Maja brachydactyla

Maja brachydactyla

Henslow's swimming crab
Polybius henslowii

Polybius henslowii

Snakelocks shrimp
Periclimenes sagittifer

Periclimenes sagittifer

Tanaidomorpha

A tanaid
Leptognathia paramanca

Leptognathia paramanca

Centipedes (Chilopoda)

Geophilomorpha

A coastal centipede
Strigamia maritima

Strigamia maritima

Insects (Insecta)

Collembola

A springtail
Anurida maritima

Anurida maritima

Archaeognatha

Sea bristletail
Petrobius maritimus

Petrobius maritimus